Syracuse and Northwestern play tomorrow night at 7 pm and the Orange are fighting to get their first win of the season against the Wildcats.
However, growing up in the 80s, I associate the Wildcats with something completely different from Northwestern football. And can you blame me? Northwestern was terrible back them. I associate it with the 1986 classic film Wildcats staring Goldie Hawn.
Why you may ask? I grew up with a younger sister who I love dearly. However, as children, and to a lesser extent as an adult, my sister is what you would call "strong willed." And for whatever reason, she LOVED this movie. I mean loved it like Doug Marrone loves the word tremendous.
You know who else loved this movie? HBO. Because I swear the damn thing was on everyday and without fail, whenever it was on, she was watching it. God love the person who tried to change the channel, because my sister would take your head off. She still can, and if you don't believe me, I can arrange a meeting. You will lose, I promise.
So, how does Wildcats stand up today? The answer - not well. Let's head over to YouTube and check out a few epic scenes.
Here are the closing credits with the Worst. Rap Song. Ever. You can thank me later when you're humming this thing all day.
You have to love the commercial promoting the film though. I wonder if the SU cheerleaders will break out a "you momma says you ugly" cheer tomorrow night?
And something tells me Pat Fitzgerald and Goldie Hawn run distinctly different practices.